Montgomery Gentry Leaves Label; Country Stars Donate Flood-Damaged Guitars; Warner Bros. to Release Songwriter Demos

Brody Vercher | September 17th, 2010

  1. SamB
    September 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Wow, that Songwriters’ Demos CD looks amazing, I want it!

  2. PaulaW
    September 17, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I agree SamB. I’ve heard several of those songs performed by the writers and would love to have these CDs.

  3. Brody Vercher
    September 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    For anyone who missed it the first time around, the demo version of “The House That Built Me” was posted on The Wall Street Journal about a month ago.

  4. Marco
    September 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I’m also excited to hear this Songwriters’ demos album. A while back I was watching CMT 330 sessions, and Jeffrey Steele was performing “These Days.” Although I don’t care for the Rascal Flatts cut, I was impressed by his version and thought, “this is a good song. Too bad he couldn’t have sold it to someone else.” I hope this CD provides some enjoyable tracks that were originally cut by artists I don’t normally listen too.

  5. PaulaW
    September 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Rivers has several of his original demos on his website.

    http://www.riversrutherford.com/music.html

  6. Michael A.
    September 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Certainly isn’t a lot of time given to an act after a couple of stalled singles. I wonder who else is hanging on by a thread. Sara Evans? Alan Jackson?

  7. WAYNOE
    September 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I am not a Flippo fan by any stretch, but that is a good article on Marty Stuart.

    Best wishes to Montgomery Gentry. An unusual duo act. You can actually hear BOTH sing!!!

  8. Rick
    September 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I really can’t find any songs on that Songwriter Demo disc that I’d go out of my way to hear. Well except for maybe Alissa Moreno’s version of “Every Day” and she used to feature that on her MySpace website so I’ve heard it before.

    Marty Stuart’s “cardinal sin” as far as country radio goes is that he won’t create mediocre pop-rock crap that would fit in with so much of the standard Top 40 songs! Well that and his age, and the fact radio has ignored him for years, and…

    Dierks Bentley performed at Fan Fair, recently at the Americana Festival (his new album is on the Americana airplay chart), and will be performing during the IBMA Festival as well! How many other Top 20 mainstream country stars can pull that off these days and still be credible in all three settings? Way to go Dierks, and I’m not even a big fan of his music.

    The highlight by a Texas mile during Wednesday night’s Music City Roots show was Dale Watson as he crooned “Hey Brown Bottle”. The female lead singer from “Shotgun Party” was also entertaining and I would guess certifiably crazy! Yikes!

    Its nice that they let Ray Wylie Hubbard out of his straitjacket for his performances these days.

  9. Ron
    September 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Ray Wylie Hubbard should be much better known. He is so much better than most people recording these days.

    Funny thing, I saw him live recently and I was talking with him after the show and someone yelled “Screw You We’re From Texas”, he looked at me and said “The problem with irony is not everyone gets it.”

  10. Charles Murphy
    September 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

    The problem with ALL douchbags like this from Texas…That run around telling everyone how they are from Texas…That think that Texas is the best F’in state in the country….

    NO ONE ASKED YOU of GIVES A DAMN.

    So screw you….STAY IN TEXAS!!!

    I am happy to know the ones that escaped.

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